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ATTENTION 2014-2015 EAST BAND STUDENTS AND PARENTS
ALL students will need to order the new “dry-fit” polo and black shorts that are on the 2014-15 Information and Contribution form. (Link to Band Forms). These are new uniform items, and are required. The sizes do not run as big as the old polo shirts we previously used, so you should be able to order true to size. The form does not include an extra small (XS), so if you want to an order an XS, please write is “XS” in the left margin.
The forms you need to turn in are: (*discussed at the New Parent Meeting)
Uniform Measuring Information* - complete and submit for entering freshmen and new band students; for returning band students, only submit if your student was fitted last year and has had a significant growth spurt since then.
You may use one check for all items and for more than one student.
Checks should be made out to the East High Band Boosters, and completed forms and checks should be mailed to the Booster Treasurer Anne Loudon at 3647 South 77th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. Please submit your forms by JUNE 4, 2014, so that we can order all items in a timely manner.
Clothing, gloves, shoes, buttons and decals will be distributed in August during Band Camp.
You will also find a Lincoln East Band Volunteer Form on the forms page . The Boosters need many volunteers to help with a wide variety of tasks to benefit the band program and our students. Please consider volunteering!
Readiness Day - On Wednesday, July 29th, ALL Band Seniors and Juniors will be processed at 7:30 in order to be with us at 9:00. On Thursday, July 30th, ALL Band Sophomores and Freshman will be cleared to go at 7:30am.
Band Exhibition Performance for parents, & friends will be at Seacrest Field on Friday, August 1, at 8:00 pm.
Purchase a Lincoln East Band drawstring bag for $10.00 each. See Julie Hinds to purchase a bag. Her Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several fundraising opportunities will be available for students who plan to go on the big trip in March, 2013. Please contact Jaimie McGowan for more information.
Meet the new Assistant Director
Mr. Kenney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in May, 2012. After completing his student teaching at Lincoln East High School, he applied for and was offered the position of Assistant Band Director at East. His primary focus as an instructor there now is to teach Music Technology, Music Theory, and Guitar 1 & 2 while assisting Mr. Thorpe, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. Whitman in other music areas. Mr. Kenney will direct the Pep Band, Brass Choir, musical pit, and is the Tri-M music honor society sponsor and the technology chair for the music department. He met his fiancée, Catelyn, as a Resident Assistant at the University of Nebraska. They are to be married in July of 2013
Email Roster for Band Boosters and Band Members:
If you would like to receive updates in this manner, please send your email address to John Harroun at email@example.com.
(East High does NOT provide Email addresses to the Band Boosters.) Please include the name of your student and
The Band Program Students at Lincoln East are very fortunate to have a wide variety of quality music ensemble opportunities. Below is a brief summary of each group and its role in the East Band Program. These ensembles can be subdivided into two major groups: Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular.
Co-curricular ensembles meet during the school day and you must be enrolled through Lincoln East to participate. You receive a grade for these ensembles and therefore must adhere to the grading requirements set forth by each class.
Extra-Curricular ensembles are not classes. They typically meet outside the school day and in no way are required to be in Band at East. They are meant to be extra opportunities that are open to East Band students.